Monday, February 25, 2013

What to 'Do?

Why, hello. Yes, so I sort of neglected the ole blog last week. Sorry for my absence. Nothing really crazy or out of the ordinary happened. We had to get a new dishwasher because our old one kept leaking (not good for the hardwoods or my sanity or the dishes). I also started working with a new client who has amazing taste and was ready to get to work. No joke, she sold her sofa on Craigslist last Friday, picked out a new Lee Industries sofa on Saturday and had it delivered Tuesday. The rest of the week was spent helping her make decisions about what other pieces to add as she sold off other pieces in the room as well. Oh, and she consigned her antique dining set as it was totally not her. Next stop, dining room options.

However, my immediate issue is my hair - it's driving me crazy, but luckily I'm getting it cut tomorrow and am thinking of going shorter (this seems to be a trend lately, but I'm not above being a little trendy). I'm thinking something shoulder-skimming like this . . .
Or a tad longer like this . . .

Then I saw Giuliana Rancic on the Red Carpet last night with her short do and loved her look . . .


Now, I have a LOT more hair than Giuliana and that's my main problem. I like the sort of wispy, wavy look but my copious amounts of hair make it difficult sometimes. I think Kristin (my fabulous stylist) will just need to cut lots of layers to make it piece-y (sounds like I know what I'm talking about, right?).

In other news, we're starting to re-do the kids' playroom as it's the only room we really haven't done anything to since we moved in over six years ago. But, as the kids get older and have fewer small toys, their room needs some tweaking. First and foremost, it needs a coat of paint as the harvest yellow/gold in there is way 1998. Instead of their tiny play table, I decided they needed a bigger surface where they could do crafts, eat, do homework, play games, etc. So, I found this faux burled wood laminate table and chrome chair set at the flea market Friday and loved it . . . 
First of all, the fact that it's laminate and going in a playroom is a slam dunk. But, the faux burled wood look just ups the cool factor a notch. And for some reason, my kids love anything that looks the least bit modern . . . if it's chrome, it's good. Hmm. Where did they get that idea? Also, the table folds down to extend or to be totally flat and shoved up against a wall. Perfect for impromptu dance parties or sleepovers. Space-saving is always a good thing. Here it is opened up (as requested by my daughter) in the playroom . . . 
Of course, the upholstery will need to be replaced but that's an easy fix. I actually have some white vinyl and some other options around the house too. That's another project to add to the list.

I sincerely hope I will be checking back in more this week. If I'm really brave I may try to snap a photo of my new 'do tomorrow. Wish me luck!

17 comments:

charmaine said...

OMG, I was just thinking of the same hair cut! I'm due too and I'm loving this look. Can't wait to see yours.

That table set is perfect!

Laura Collins said...

LOVE that hair style so pretty! Will you do the ombre as well?? Can't wait to see what you do!!

Laura xo

Heather Peterson said...

WEIRD. Just over the last week I've decided I am SO OVER my super long hair, and was picturing, well, that first photo. Only curlier since I have curly hair. I've been thinking about it enough to consider going to get my hair cut soon instead of waiting my usual 4-6 months. Can't wait to see what you do!

Heather
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vanessa said...

I've been obsessing about Guiliana's haircut since last night. I think it is adorable but I'm like you and have a lot more hair than she does. Will you ask your stylist how she thinks she got those curls? She and Bill are coming to town to host a fashion show and I thought about going just to ask her how she styles the curls. ha!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Cute hairdos! I think Giuliana was due for new cut - I don't think the long hair suited her. I love the waves - I wonder how they do that part? I have your hair's opposite, fine and thin, but prone to strange waves in places that are not good. You must show us the new 'do. Good luck!

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A Perfect Gray said...

glad you're back. does julianna r. not look ten years younger with that short do???

Brandy@Chateau À Gogo said...

Good luck. I'm getting mine cut/highlighted/colored/something on Thursday and I'm cutting some off for sure. - Brandy

My Crafty Home Life said...

Wasn't Giuliana's hair mostly extensions anyway? I love the second one, a bit longer. Great table for the kids to play on. How's the foot?

kayce hughes said...

I have also had great success spray painting vinyl if you can figure out how to cover the crome....

Nancy said...

Cute chairs and love the hair do! I need a new do for spring! I have straight hair so don't know if I could do that wavy thing without some trouble, and I'm into no maintenane hair. Good luck with yours.
xo Nancy
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Nancy said...

Cute chairs and love the hair do! I need a new do for spring! I have straight hair so don't know if I could do that wavy thing without some trouble, and I'm into no maintenane hair. Good luck with yours.
xo Nancy
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Ashley said...

The apples don't fall far from the tree, huh? You have converted them to little decor-savvy kids.

And, seriously, if my hair was even the least bit wavy (it's not, it's stick-straight) I would totally rock that cut. I usually think Guiliana is very harsh looking and this hairstyle SERIOUSLY softens her up.

Melissa Crochet said...

I can't wait to see the new do! I love both of your options. I'm glad the dinette set worked out...it was a great find.

Kim said...

You need to share your hair cut!! I love the "messy" look ... just wish I had the guts to carry it off ... also, is there an age appropriateness for it? Can't wait to see the playroom evolve! xo

therelishedroost said...

Oh I wish I had the face for those hairstyles, my face is too round! THey are both really cool!
I am loving those chrome chairs and desk.. what a find!
xo Karolyn

Colette said...

Could you go shopping soon? I love when you take us on your shopping trips. I've learned what to look for.

MFAMB said...

so funny. i'm taking the ghouliana rancic pic on for my hair cut in a few weeks.

yours is super cute btw. full and bouncy.